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Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, DevOps, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Do You Really Know the Difference Between Google Vault and Google Apps Backup Software?

Have you ever asked: “What is Google Vault?”


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Countdown to GDPR #1: The Right to Be Forgotten

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is looming, and no one’s entirely sure about its implications and compliance requirements. What we do know is that with GDPR the onus of compliance lies with both the data controller (primary data holders/managers/subscribers) and the Data processors (secondary data holders, SaaS/vendor apps). Or as Google put […]


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Going to #Dreamforce17? 5 Tips to Build a Backup Plan for Must-See Sessions

If you’re going to Dreamforce next week, you’ve read a lot about “must-see sessions” — and you may know how hard it is to get into every session you want to attend. Since Spanning is all about a better way to backup and recover critical Salesforce data and metadata, we thought we’d share 5 tips […]


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Security Awareness Training: Trick or Treat Your Employees?

Real-life cybersecurity horror stories abound. The Equifax breach threatens most of our identities. The KRACK vulnerability makes the Wi-Fi networks we live on unsafe. Our vulnerable electronic voting systems threaten our democracy. Breach fatigue is real, not only among consumers, but businesses as well. In fact, most expect breaches to be inevitable. According to a […]


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[Video] G Suite Team Drives How-To: Backup and Restore Team Drives Data

There’s a real need for Team Drives backup and restoration. Organizations that adopt Google Team Drives do so to ensure their domain “owns” their most important files, rather than an individual; it’s imperative to protect that important data against accidental deletion or overwrites, ransomware, and other known risks. Protecting your domains’ Team Drives data isn’t […]


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Google Account Recovery for Deleted Accounts: What Are Your Options?

A Google admin may need to not only restore lost Gmail or Drive data, but may also need to recover all data for deleted accounts. This could happen if an end user is phished or hacked (see this recent Google phishing exploit for one such scenario.) Or, as our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association have […]


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Is Your House Haunted? Rid Your Organization of Shadow IT

Halloween is right around the corner. Costumes, candy, trick or treat — every shadow is a potential fright, every bump a ghost! Halloween comes once a year, but for your organization, invisible threats to your data and productivity happen daily. While the news is filled with stories of external cyber attacks, it’s still important to […]


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4 Easy Steps to Bulk Restore Lost Salesforce Data for Specific Fields

If you’re a Salesforce admin or developer, there are few things scarier than accidentally overwriting massive amounts of data in specific fields due to a bad app integration or an incorrectly configured upload…especially because it’s easy to miss the error until days later, after other (good) changes have been made. Spanning Backup for Salesforce now […]


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HIFADO Alive and Well in Engineering

As VP of Engineering, my job is to deliver and support our three products—Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce—and lead the Development and DevOps teams that write the software and manage it in production. While I still love diving deep into technical issues, as a manager I find great satisfaction in helping […]


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Gmail Recovery Made Easy: Get Lost Gmail Back in Just a Few Clicks

As a G Suite admin, you’re likely familiar with end users asking you to restore Gmail that’s been lost. Here are two common Gmail data loss scenarios, and how to use Spanning Backup for G Suite to restore lost email messages in a few clicks. Data loss in Gmail: when an important email can’t be […]


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